Somerset longcase clock by Oram of Bruton
A very pretty provincial oak longcase clock from the County of Somerset.
The 8 day duration movement striking the hours on a bell and with an arched white dial showing seconds, date, Roman numerals, seashells to each corner and a further group of sea shells to the arch. The makers name and place of work signed to the centre of the dial and with matching blued steel hands.
The long trunk door of good light coloured oak and mahogany crossbanding with a plain base, teminating with a single shaped plinth. The hood with brass capped solid oak pillars, a swan neck top with brass paterae and a brass eagle finial.
Note: There are two makers by the name of Oram working in Somerton and Castle Cary, quite possibly relatives or the same man. Charles Oram is listed as working in the High Street, Bruton in 1844.
Price: £3,850 / Height: 7'2½" / C.1835